Post Digital Publishing, hybrid and processual objects in print
Digital influence in publishing has reached a preponderant level, questioning publishing itself at its own core. But more than speeding up a much touted “definitive transition” from traditional to fully digital publishing (still to be massively accomplished) there are various practices which are pervading the historical changelessness of the printed page with calculated processes, transforming it in something it hasn’t been before. This leads to the creation of ‘hybrids’ which can be considered as a new type of publications, potentially having both physical and digital qualities, and so paving the way to more complex and less predictable transitions.
CV Alessandro Ludovico is an artist, media critic and editor in chief of Neural magazine since 1993. He has published and edited several books, and has lectured worldwide. He’s one of the founders of Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers organization). He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12’s Magazine Project. He has been guest researcher at the Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and he teaches at the Academy of Art in Carrara and NABA in Milan. He is one of the authors of the Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir, Face to Facebook)